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Month: May 2011

The week in numbers

The week in numbers

Summary Weekly Mileage – 16 Miles Long Run – 7 miles (mid day by myself for extra Chicago miles) Got all my runs in Cross training – a little bit of swimming + Yoga FAIL at p90x Shoulders and back Daily Splits M – 2 miles Easy and a little bit of swim (most of it trying to overcome panic attacks) T – 7 Miles to get some extra miles for Chicago  W –  Th – 3.6 miles with Tempo…

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Running ego Vs. Chafing

Running ego Vs. Chafing

Hubby when he came back from a 10mile run: “Ow, Ow, Ow !!!”Me: “What? Where?”“There where-it-cannot-be-mentioned. Ow, Ow !!”“Didn’t you use body glide/coconut oil?”“Its these shorts. 6miles in, it shifted and started chafing.”“So – why didn’t you stop and re-adjust?” …. long pause …. “Well?” “There was a lady behind me 5 miles in and she was gaining everytime I slowed down.” “So why didn’t you wait until she passed you?”Hubby *looking like I said something blasphemous*. “It was a lady !! With a…

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The Quest for a Running Skort – FAIL

The Quest for a Running Skort – FAIL

Why not look cute while running? That’s what I thought. And fell in love with girls running with skorts (skirts with compression shorts). Since they were pricey at $60+ online, I went to the outlet malls hoping to get one for half the price. Store #1 – Nope. Not even worth browsing. They had only “athletic training” section which did not have any tech material. Came out in 5 minutes. Store #2 – Running section. Good. Capris and singlets. Even…

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A Goal as I approach my mid-30 mark

A Goal as I approach my mid-30 mark

As the husband turned 40, I realized that I have a mid-30 number coming up in September. What can I do to make this midway point memorable? So I did what almost every girl resolves to do for her birthday (or wedding or anniversary) – lose weight! Well, not exactly. I don’t care about scale numbers anymore, so I want to lose dress sizes. I am currently an 8/10 (down from 14/16 of last year) and I want to get…

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Three Things Thursday – Food again

Three Things Thursday – Food again

It was ironic that the day I blogged about my relationship with food was the day that Dailymile had a #dailymission question – what is the most important thing you do nutrition-wise that helps your training?And I realized – I don’t have an answer. I don’t really do anything much. While I don’t binge-eat anymore, my intake of vegetables has dwindled in the past 2 months – ever since I started this stressful job working from home. I am now…

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A flash during a run

A flash during a run

8:30am and I had just entered my neighborhood after a good 7 mile run. Apart from the heat, humidity and hills, I was smiling and lightly humming to the songs jamming on Pandora. And then I saw her. A lady, with a bright green shirt, and her black capris sitting on her butt cheeks with her black bikini/thong in full view !!!!!!! She was bending over her car trunk and I caught a full 10 seconds of flash before she…

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